Christmas Music

Whether for a private party or a public concert, I love any excuse to sing Christmas carols, from late November to early January (or for as long as other people will listen!). I perform many of the classic 20th century songs and spiritual hymns, and I'm always on the hunt for more traditional Irish and British carols.

I try to tailor each performance to the setting. For public concerts, I perform more from the "Irish & British Carols" list, mixing in some of my favorite hymns and 20th century hits. For private events, I focus on the upbeat songs from the "Secular Christmas Songs" list below, aiming to provide a seasonal musical experience that isn't overtly religious, though I usually throw in some of the most popular hymns. I'm always happy to field requests!


Irish & British Traditional Carols

  • Auld Lang Syne

  • The Cherry Tree Carol
  • The Christ Child Lullaby
  • The Christmas Fire
  • Christmas in Carrick (Christmas Comes But Once A Year)
  • Coventry Carol
  • Deck the Halls
  • Here We Come A-Wassailing
  • The Holly & The Ivy
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Wassailing Bowl
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • The Wexford Carol

Hymns

  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Away In A Manger
  • Beautiful Star of Bethlehem
  • Bring A Torch Jeannette Isabella
  • The First Noel
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • Joy to the World
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful
  • O Come Emmanuel
  • O Holy Night
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Silent Night
  • We Three Kings
  • What Child Is This?

Secular Christmas Songs

  • Blue Christmas
  • The Christmas Song
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • Do You Hear What I Hear?
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer
  • Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • I’ll Be Home For Christmas
  • It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Jingle Bells
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
  • Let It Snow!
  • Mistletoe & Holly
  • No Place Like Home For the Holidays
  • Old Toy Trains
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
  • Silver Bells
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Up on the House Top
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland

Other Seasonal Songs

  • Over the River and Through the Wood
  • Summon Up the Sun (Mike O'Connor)